Mar 13, 2014

Mar 5, 2014

I guess not just something. Probably everything.

Something about a grown man wearing a Looney Tunes tie in a place of business makes me incredibly sad.

Mar 3, 2014

Here's an idea I need someone to bring to life:

workbooks for adults. Like ones that are thick and may have perforated edges so you can tear them out to take with you for research. That include all topics under the sun. And that smell good. You know, like workbooks.

I just bought 2 workbooks for one of my kids and it was complete heaven helping him do some pages in it. We traced letters, colored pictures, drew lines to match vehicles, circled things that were different, x'ed out photos of people not being safe, filled in bubbles next to items that fit various descriptions, etc. All glorious. And I put stickers or happy faces and a little phrase on each completed page.

I would love a workbook as an adult. One that I could write my name in and carry around with me all day in my bag. But I don't want one like those I.Q. test books. More like ACT-level questions. But more interesting. Maybe short paragraphs about interesting things and then questions about them. I think that's what I'm going for. And maybe interspersed with Cosmo or YM-type quizzes to figure out what your shade of lipstick is or who you should date from a list of various movie stars or which TLC Sister Wife best represents you. Yes, that's it. An assortment of brief articles about various topics with reading comprehension questions interspersed with magazine-style quizzes. And some fold-outs a la National Geographic. And a page of scratch-and-sniff stickers. And some doodle pages. But mostly I just want a bunch of interesting articles about stuff. Like everything I start to get the gist of on NPR before I realize I've let the milk get warm in the car and so have to turn off the segment before it's finished and then never really complete my understanding of said NPR topic.